Monthly Archives: December 2016

148 – Surf News, December 31, 2016

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In today’s episode David and Scott discuss the highest paid surfers of 2016, recap the Pipe Masters & the Nazare Challenge, and Scott dissects a recent altercation he had in the lineup and reevaluates his entire intention as a surfer. We’re ending 2016 with some deep talk :) We hope you enjoy!

THE PIPEMASTERS

Congrats to 2016 Pipe Master, Michel Bourez.

Kanoa edges past Kelly to make his first final of 2016.

JJF wins the 2016 Triple Crown, his 3rd!

LAYDAYS AND CHRISTMAS DAY ON THE NORTH SHORE

JJF stomps the largest ever alley oop.

Kelly puts together one of the best combos we’ve ever seen.

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THE NAZARE CHALLENGE

Congrats to Jamie Mitchell for winning one of the most hectic surf events ever. Link to Jed Smith’s recap of the event.

THE STAB 2016 RICH LIST

Click the link to the full article, or scroll down for the final results!

These numbers represent their approximate earnings (endorsements and contest winnings) for 2016.

  1. John John Florence = $6 million
  2. Gabriel Medina = $5.5 million
  3. Jordy Smith = $3 million
  4. Mick Fanning = $2.8 million
  5. Kolohe Andino = $2.6 million
  6. Julian Wilson = $2.3 million
  7. Filipe Toledo = $1.6 million
  8. Stephanie Gilmore = $1.4 million
  9. Carissa Moore = $1.12 million
  10. Jack Freestone = $1 million

OASIS: SUPERSONIC

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Damien Hobgood for catching more memorable waves off Tour than he did on Tour.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

Stab’s first installment of “Culture Shifters” featuring Facebook’s Creative Director, Scott Trattner. Click here to watch the video.

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147 – Surf News, December 12, 2016

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In today’s show David and Scott discuss the Surfer Awards, the controversy of the Triple Crown, a marijuana friendly house on the North Shore (and it’s guests), the Pipe Masters, Dukes and Kooks and much more. Enjoy!

THE SURFER AWARDS

Benji Weatherly’s comedy on the red carpet was a highlight.

Eddie If bombed hard! ( I can’t find the actually footage. If you do, please post it in the comments below. Thanks!)

Congrats to Carissa and John John for taking top honors.

Congrats to “Let’s Be Frank” for winning Film of the Year.

TRIPLE CROWN

Should potential Triple Crown winners be allowed entry into the Pipe Masters? Only Frederico and the ‘CTers are able to surf the 3rd and final event. Bass says it’s unfair. What do you say?

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Frederico Morais is leading the Triple Crown ratings going into Pipe. Click for the full article.

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2017 ‘CT Rookie Ethan Ewing wins the Rookie of Triple Crown. Click to read his profile piece over at Surfing.

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WEED MAPS

Bruce and friends have a new app. Bassy no likey. More importantly, will it help or hinder his Pipe Masters’ performance?

??? #rvcaloha ? @dannyfuller

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And of course, the good people at @WorldSurfLols did this…

#smoked Photos: @timmckenna @dannyfuller

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THE NEVER-ENDING LUNADA BAY SAGA

“Someone” set fire to the demolition equipment at Lunada Bay.

DUKE

Russell Bierke

KOOK

JP Currie and The Inertia for this embarrassingly misguided assessment of Dane Reynolds, his motives and his film “Chapter 11”. It’s also their most egregious attempt to acquire clicks/views (yet here I am posting a link to it). READ IT HERE

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Dane fired back via Instagram . . .

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And finally, The Inertia founder Zach Weisberg wrote a response to Dane’s response, which proves to be an even more thorough misunderstanding of Dane and his sentiments.

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

The dude who punched the Kangaroo.

146 – Pre Pipe Masters Analysis & Rob Colby of Need Wetsuits

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In the first half of today’s episode, David discusses Need Wetsuits with Rob Colby. They chat about the direct-to-consumer business model, the equitability of high-salaried surf stars, and Rob lends insight into Dane Reynolds’ Chapter 11 based on his years as an executive at Quiksilver. In the second half of the show (36 minute mark) David offers his analysis on the upcoming 2016 Pipeline Masters. Enjoy the show!

Full show notes will be posted in a few hours. Check back!

NeedEssentials.com

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Absolutely love my 4/3. Priced at $185!

SHAWN DOLLAR DISCUSSES HIS CONCUSSIONS

Click to listen to episode 5 of The Kyle Theirmann Show

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PRE PIPEMASTERS ANALYSIS

Here’s David’s assessment of what’s to come. Listen to the pod for the detailed analysis.

Surfers at risk of humiliation

Filipe Toledo

The world's best small wave surfer will need to figure out large barreling lefts if he ever wants to win a world title.

The world’s best small wave surfer will need to figure out large barreling lefts if he ever wants to win a world title.

Matt Wilkinson

Wilko led a pack of world title contenders. A win at Pipeline will reassert his worth among those ranks.

Wilko led a pack of world title contenders. A win at Pipeline will reassert his worth among those ranks.

Other surfers with something to prove at Pipe: Stu Kennedy, Matt Banting, Kanoa Igarashi.

Dark Horse Pick

Keanu Asing

Keanu's entire pro surfing career hinges on this one event. He's always delivered his best performances under immense pressure. #HeartOverHeight

Keanu’s entire pro surfing career hinges on this one event. He’s always delivered his best performances under immense pressure. #HeartOverHeight

Notables (but not for the reason’s you might think)

Joel Parkinson

Parko has been overshadowed in all conditions in recent year, but very few are as deft as Parko in good quality, dangerous waves. Expect a reemergence from this Pipe Master.

Parko has been overshadowed in all conditions in recent year, but very few are as deft as Parko in good quality, dangerous waves. Expect a reemergence from this Pipe Master.

Kelly Slater

Because of Kelly's deferred focus, he will momentarily let his guard down, and a young buck will capitalize. Prove me wrong Kelly!

Because of Kelly’s deferred focus, he will momentarily let his guard down, and a young buck will capitalize. Prove me wrong Kelly!

Top Picks

John John Florence

John John is overdue for his maiden Pipe Masters win. And if he takes it, it'll perhaps be the most successful competitive year of surfing ever, by anyone.

John John is overdue for his maiden Pipe Masters win. And if he takes it, it’ll perhaps be the most successful competitive year of surfing ever, by anyone.

Gabriel Medina

Gabe's finished 2nd two years in a row. He'll go one better this year.

Gabe’s finished 2nd two years in a row. He’ll go one better this year.